Byron Shaw

Class of 2007-2008

Byron Shaw is a graduate of the LLB class of 2008 from the law school at UBC. He currently works as a Partner in the Litigation Group at the Toronto offices of McCarthy Tétrault LLP (“McCarthy Tétrault”). His litigation experience has brought him before all levels of court in Ontario as well as the Federal Courts of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Prior to attending the law school at UBC, Shaw obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics at UBC in 2005. Upon graduating from law school, he clerked at the Ontario Court of Appeal before being admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2009. During his clerkship Shaw worked directly with former Associate Chief Justice Dennis O’Connor and Justices Sharpe, Weiler, and Gillese. Following his bar admission Shaw served as a Visiting Lawyer at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, a large international law firm headquartered in New York City. He returned to Canada in 2009 and joined McCarthy Tétrault as an Associate. In 2016, he was named Partner at the firm.

Shaw’s expertise in commercial litigation, administrative law, class actions, and constitutional law extends outside the firm environment. He is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Western University, teaching a course on Advanced Contracts. Shaw is also a co-author of the fifth edition of Constitutional Law published by Irwin Law. He is an author of several publications in a wide range of notable law journals including the Supreme Court Law Review, the UBC Law Review, and the Advocate, to name a few.

Shaw is also the Chair of the Canadian Subcommittee of the Commercial & Business Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association.

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